The Leila actor talks being generous and mindful during Ramadan and how she will miss the whole family coming together, eating and celebrating
Updated: Apr 24, 2020 23:29 IST
Ramadan is the time for reflection and self-improvement. This Ramadan, we plan to really practise abstinence and keep everyone and the world in our prayers,” says Huma S Qureshi, who is in Mumbai with her brother Saqeeb Saleem, while her parents are in Delhi.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, it is a given that this Ramadan will be unlike any. “Ramadan is about fasting and improving yourself as a person. It’s about being a better version of yourself and about charity. Especially during this difficult period of quarantine, we have to be even more careful and everyone must stay at home,” insists the actor.
While Ramadan is about fasting, it is also about being with family, charity, prayer and ifftaris. While Qureshi explains that “the idea of ifftari is not to throw ifftari parties but the idea comes from sharing what you are eating with others”. She adds, “All of us must do this (sharing) even more in these times. Please. I urge everyone to share whatever they have with those that need it the most. These are difficult times where are many people not as fortunate as us. We have to have compassion for everyone. Be as generous as you can this Ramadan. Everyone has to keep their immunity up during these times so our iftaars have to be as healthy and basic as possible. Also we have to be mindful.”
The Leila actor reveals that she will miss her family and friends a lot during this month. “Hopefully, by the time Eid comes, we will all be able to celebrate together. We definitely miss our parents with us during this time. It’s the whole family coming together, eating and celebrating that’s the best memory of ours. My parents are in Delhi, it’s just Saqib and me. During this time, we have been in touch with all our family digitally more often than usual,” she signs off.
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